Wimbledon: Azarenka fury as she makes shock departure
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka delivered a stinging critique of her performance in the 6-3 3-6 7-5 second-round defeat to unfancied Serbian Bojana Jovanovski on Court Three at Wimbledon.
The number eight seed, twice a semi-finalist at the All England Club, was playing only the third match of her comeback from a foot injury.
Belarusian Azarenka recovered after losing the first set to level the match.
However, Jovanovski, ranked 45th in the world, produced a determined response, continuing to stretch the experienced 24-year-old before eventually closing out victory after almost an hour of the deciding set.
“She played well and I don't want to take credit away from her, but I always look at what I did,” Azarenka said.
“I am just really p****d off right now for not taking those opportunities.
“I think that's okay to be that way because I really need to go through that and learn from it and just take it from here. I am going to be hard on myself just because I want to be better.”
Azarenka, who started 2012 with a 26-match winning streak, is determined to regroup ahead of the hard-court season.
She added: “Match endurance is important, to stay more consistent in the matches and that is going to come by playing matches, but physically I feel fine.”